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Learn to Analyze Persistent Global Problems

SRU's major in International Politics prepares you for a career in politics

Political Science: International Politics

Offered by: Political Science

International issues such as globalization, climate change, war, poverty, and disease have never been more prevalent. A degree in International Politics will expose you to how countries compete, conflict, and cooperate over these and many other issues, and to identify the root causes of problems that transcend national boundaries.

Why Choose International Politics?

If you aspire to resolve persistent global problems, appreciate the diversity of world cultures, have an aptitude for diplomatic and strategic thinking, and are fascinated by the political and economic forces that shape the international community, then International Politics is for you.

What Will You Learn?

You will learn about the determinants of terrorism and civil conflict, the dynamics of international trade, the challenge of ending extreme poverty, the psychology of foreign policy decision making, the evolution of human rights, why democracies succeed or fail, and much more.

The International Politics concentration includes a strong multidisciplinary component, including content from computer science, history, health, the environment, demography, and finance. Furthermore, you are encouraged to explore study abroad opportunities.

Careers In International Politics

International Politics is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the federal government, international development and consulting, foreign policy and diplomacy, intergovernmental organizations, homeland security, or continuing to graduate school or international volunteer opportunities.

Students with a background in international politics often secure positions with federal agencies such as the State Department or the United States Agency of International Development, international organizations such as the United Nations or Amnesty International, consulting firms such as Chemonics and Abt Associates, or NGOs and policy research groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Endowment for Democracy.

Clubs & Organizations

Model United Nations

Pi Sigma Alpha

SRU Debate Society